5 Famous Athletes With Asthma

Having asthma hasn't stopped these 5 famous athletes with asthma from living their dreams. While asthma is a chronic condition that can be debilitating, these athletes show that people with asthma can do anything when they make up their minds that they want to achieve a goal. These athletes inspire other people with asthma to strive to make their dreams come true. We give you 5 famous athletes with Asthma.

  1. Jerome Bettis. Bettis first realized he had asthma when he was fourteen years old and passed out during his high school football tryouts. One of the most famous football players in the Pittsburgh Steeler's history, this famous athlete with asthma, has a foundation called the Bus Stops Here.  During a 1997 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steeler, Jerome Bettis, had an asthma attack on national television.
  2. Dennis Rodman. Besides being one of the most well known NBA players of the nineteen nineties this famous athlete with asthma is known for his obnoxious behavior both on and off the basketball court. His outrageous behavior caused him to get kicked out of a few basketball games. Despite his behavior Rodman helped lead the Chicago Bull to three consecutive championship seasons. During his career Rodman played for the Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls.
  3.  Bill Koch. Bill Koch is a famous athlete with asthma who has been to the Olympics four times. In 1982 Koch was the first American to reach World Cup Standings. He is also the only American to medal in cross-country skiing during Olympic games. In the 1976 Olympics Koch won a silver medal for the thirty km free style race.
  4. Isiah Thomas. This famous athlete with asthma had an amazing fourteen year career with the Detroit Pistons. He has also served three years as the Indiana Pacers head coach and five years as the New York Knicks President of Basket Ball Operations. In 1997 he was honored with the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award. He is also a two time NBA champion.
  5.  Alberto Salazar. During his career as a distance runner, this famous athlete with asthma, set six United States records and one world record. In 1997 Salazar got into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. During the early 1980s he won three New York City Marathons. The Nike Oregon Project now has Salazar as a coach training other athletes.
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